this event, complete with raffle, silent auction and pool tournament raises money for his continued recovery: the sergeant is now a couple months into his recovery at walter reed medical center in maryland. his mom said he is making a lot of progress, especially considering the extent of his injuries from the july blast. she moved from table to table, thanking everyone to turning out to support her son. it was a shock to get the call earlier this summer from the army that he was injured in afghanistan, but she was relieved when she first saw him at walter reed. >> he said, yeah, mom, about time you got here. first time you weren't late. i thought, oh, my god, his mind is okay. >> he's now learning how to use two prosthetic leg and a prosthetic arm. and although he won't be able to visit his hometown soon because his rehabilitation may take a few years, this group is showing a lot of love and generosity.